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I've created a new feature for a specific list. This new feature will show a button in the EditToolBar of a list page when editing. After clicking that new button, it should take you to another page and display some data. I already added the xml files and also a .aspx files to the SharePoint folder and also installed the feature and activated it for that site.

Now, I can't get the current list and current item in my new aspx page by using SPContext.Current.List or SPContext.Current.Item. It gives an error.

Any ideas?

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Pass through the List and Item IDs in the querystring?

The Context is lost in an application page I believe.

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  • Thanks for your quick answer, How can I do that from a feature? I mean, How can I get the values of this in the feature xml file. Sep 23, 2010 at 18:10
  • How are you displaying the button in the toolbar in the first place?
    – James Love
    Sep 23, 2010 at 18:19
  • Just by adding the line Location="EditFormToolbar" in the elements.xml of the feature. Sep 23, 2010 at 18:28
  • Ah, understood, and you have a separate link which links to your application page in the elements.xml, also. I think the easiest way to be able to dynamically add stuff to the querystring is to use a usercontrol for the button on the toolbar.
    – James Love
    Sep 23, 2010 at 18:33
  • I found that adding this to the element URL of the xml file ?ItemId={ItemId}&ListId={ListId} that information is added to the URL. Thanks James Sep 23, 2010 at 18:38

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